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Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

Equity, Diversity and Inclusion:

How to change the uncomfortable discussions into enlightening discussions

The first webinar of the RTO7 Workforce Development Series

Despite a deepening skills shortage in Canada's workforce, equity-seeking groups continue to face systemic barriers to employment. Employers often lack the support and the resources to create more diverse and inclusive workplaces and effectively recruit and retain marginalized groups. This workshop will shed the light on EDI different levels of awareness and offer employers innovative approaches on how to take their EDI profile from awareness to action by introducing action-oriented tools that help building more diverse and inclusive work environments and improve employment practices.

Learning Outcomes: by the end of this training module, employers will be able to:
1. Understand what do Diversity, Inclusion and Equity mean and how similar or different they are.
2. How to create safe spaces for employers and employees to discuss EDI
3. Challenges faced by employers to implement EDI
4. Barriers to achieve EDI: Systemic Racism, Discrimination, Biases (conscious and unconscious), micro aggression, workplace exclusion. Stereotyping
5. Different EDI terminologies and what to use?
6. Understand why diversity is important/ (Business Case) for Hospitality Sector
7. Understand the impact of diversity on workplaces’ profitability
8. Cultural Competency and Cultural Humility
9. How to champion EDI and where to start (brief actual examples of Job Postings’ edits from EDI
lens)

Presenter is Wessam Ayad, an EDI Consultant and Training Facilitator. She also is the Workplace Inclusion Charter Supervisor at KEYS Job Centre in Kingston Ontario. For many years, Wessam has supported several diverse populations including BIPOC communities, People with Disabilities/Disabled People, Indigenous peoples, Newcomers, Racialized Women and many more and has successfully supported and advocated for more inclusion practices in the Canadian workforce and communities. Many of the underrepresented individuals that she helped, have landed great jobs and have very remarkable success stories about their employment journeys in Canada.

Space is limited - advance registration is required by clicking on the link below.
Event location: Webinar - online
Event date: 1/27/2022, 9:30 AM - 12:00 PM

Contact Name: Kim Clarke
Phone: 519-379-2506
Email: kclarke@rto7.ca
Website URL: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_DU9ZlO6qTjaLdeCkoBKfzQ

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